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April 16, 1991 | TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Mathias Rust noticed an old man struggling with a heavy suitcase at the train station recently, he stopped to help. "Thank you. Thank you so much!" the man said. Rust realized with a pang that it was the first time a stranger had smiled at him in 18 months. Then the old man stopped in his tracks. Wasn't he Mathias Rust, the famous young pilot who penetrated Soviet defense systems and landed his small plane in Red Square? "Yes," Rust replied. "Yes, I am."
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June 7, 1991 | Associated Press
Daredevil pilot Mathias Rust, convicted in April of stabbing a nurse who spurned his advances, was married recently in Nevada to a Polish woman, it was disclosed Thursday. Rust, 23, was married May 23 at the Heart of Reno chapel to Katarzyna Burdzy, 27, chapel Manager Roberta Monroe said in Reno. "We probably had about 20 people from Germany, the news, filming it. It was like a documentary almost," Monroe said.
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September 25, 1987
West German pilot Mathias Rust, who was sentenced earlier this month to four years in a labor camp for landing his light plane in Moscow's Red Square, has appealed for a pardon, the official Tass news agency said. Tass, quoting Foreign Ministry spokesman Boris D. Pyadyshev, said Rust submitted his appeal to the nation's parliament, the Supreme Soviet. Rust has yet to begin his labor camp term.
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April 20, 1991 | TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mathias Rust, the young German daredevil who once dodged Soviet fighter jets to land his small plane in Moscow's Red Square, was sentenced Friday to 2 1/2 years in prison for stabbing a student nurse. Enraged by his mild sentence for attempted manslaughter, spectators booed in the Hamburg courtroom as Rust, 23, smiled.
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September 17, 1987 | Associated Press
The European Parliament today urged the Soviet Union to release Mathias Rust, the West German teen-ager sentenced to four years in a labor camp for flying a small plane into Red Square. The body adopted a resolution saying the prison term is too harsh for the 19-year-old pilot who landed beside the Kremlin on May 28.
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October 7, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Viewers will see this month the first American television interview with Mathias Rust, the West German who flew a single-engine plane into Moscow's Red Square in May 1987, on ABC's new fall series "Incredible Sunday." The interview, which will done via satellite from West Germany and will air Oct. 16, will focus on Rust's flight, why he attempted it and how he achieved it. Rust was sentenced to four years in a Soviet prison for his flight, but was released in August, after serving 15 months.
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May 31, 1987 | From Reuters
At least 100 Soviet border guards were held for drunken behavior Thursday in Moscow's Gorky Park on their national holiday, the day a West German landed a light plane on Red Square after a flight from Finland, a newspaper reported Saturday. The daily Moscow Pravda said the guards behaved outrageously after celebrating the national Border Guards Day with vodka.
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June 9, 1987 | From Reuters
West German teen-ager Mathias Rust made his daring solo flight from Finland to Moscow, landing in Red Square, in a bold bid to meet Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to discuss peace, his parents were quoted as saying Monday. Monika and Karl-Heinz Rust told the weekly magazine Stern that their son became depressed after President Reagan and Gorbachev failed to reach an arms deal last October at Reykjavik, Iceland, after getting so close.
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April 16, 1991 | TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Mathias Rust noticed an old man struggling with a heavy suitcase at the train station recently, he stopped to help. "Thank you. Thank you so much!" the man said. Rust realized with a pang that it was the first time a stranger had smiled at him in 18 months. Then the old man stopped in his tracks. Wasn't he Mathias Rust, the famous young pilot who penetrated Soviet defense systems and landed his small plane in Red Square? "Yes," Rust replied. "Yes, I am."
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November 24, 1989 | From Associated Press
Mathias Rust, imprisoned for more than a year after flying a single-engine plane past Soviet air defenses and into Moscow's Red Square, was jailed Thursday after the stabbing of a young nurse. Rust, 21, turned himself in more than two hours after fleeing the Hamburg-area hospital where he was working as an orderly under the federal Civilian Service, a pacifist alternative to compulsory military service in West Germany, police said.
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October 7, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Viewers will see this month the first American television interview with Mathias Rust, the West German who flew a single-engine plane into Moscow's Red Square in May 1987, on ABC's new fall series "Incredible Sunday." The interview, which will done via satellite from West Germany and will air Oct. 16, will focus on Rust's flight, why he attempted it and how he achieved it. Rust was sentenced to four years in a Soviet prison for his flight, but was released in August, after serving 15 months.
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August 5, 1988 | Associated Press
The West German government today rebuked Mathias Rust for not being more remorseful about his daredevil flight to Moscow's Red Square last year and for selling his story to a magazine. "It would have been better if Rust had stated immediately after his return that such an act should never again be performed," said government spokesman Norbert Schaefer.
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August 4, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Mathias Rust, the 20-year-old West German pilot who amazed the world by landing his small plane in Red Square last year, was freed Wednesday after serving a year of a four-year sentence in a Soviet prison. Rust, who buzzed the Kremlin in his single-engine Cessna before landing in Red Square in May, 1987, on what he said was a peace mission, was granted clemency by the Supreme Soviet, the country's Parliament, and put on an airliner to Frankfurt.
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May 28, 1988 | From Reuters
A year after making his daring flight to Red Square, West German amateur pilot Mathias Rust is still grounded in Moscow's Lefortovo Prison with apparently little hope of a quick release. The West German Embassy said on Friday that Bonn is still pressing for a pardon for the 20-year-old flier and still hopes for a positive reply from Moscow.
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December 31, 1987 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
Franz Josef Strauss, the conservative Bavarian state premier once scorned by Moscow as a reactionary militarist, said Wednesday that a "new political era" has begun for the Soviet Union and West Germany. Strauss said that Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev, with whom he conferred Tuesday, agreed that the two countries, enemies in World War II, should open a new chapter in their relations.
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December 30, 1987
The leader of the West German state of Bavaria appealed to Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to shorten the prison term of Mathias Rust, the teen-ager who was sentenced to four years in labor camp after flying illegally through Soviet airspace and landing his light plane in Moscow's Red Square last May. Franz Josef Strauss made the appeal in a meeting with Gorbachev at the Kremlin, a West German Embassy spokesman said.
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